CCA Urges FCC to Make Additional Mid-Band Spectrum Available for Flexible Use
Washington, DC – October 29, 2018 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to make more mid-band spectrum in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band available for flexible use, while appropriately protecting incumbent users, particularly those providing critical services to remote areas of the United States.
In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “Mid-band spectrum offers tremendous opportunities for carriers to deploy next-generation technologies, and the 3.7-4.2 GHz band is particularly well-suited for 4G and 5G deployment. I strongly encourage the FCC to adopt pro-competitive policies that encourage flexible use of this valuable slice of spectrum. The Commission should do so while being mindful of protecting incumbents that serve unserved, underserved and rural consumers.”
“Allowing carriers of all sizes, particularly those that service rural and hard-to-reach areas, the opportunity to access additional mid-band spectrum will promote economic growth, spur innovation and benefit consumers. Access to this important spectrum will help close the digital divide between urban and rural areas – an outcome that everyone wants to see. I thank the Commission for its focus on maximizing spectrum efficiency and look forward to continued work to ensure all Americans, no matter where they live, work or travel, can reap the benefits of next-generation wireless services.”
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s nearly 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.ccamobile.org.
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